Tea, coffee to cost more on trains

Readymade standard tea will, however, continue to be sold at Rs 5 per cup, said a circular issued by the Railway Board to all zones. (DH File Pic)

The Railways has decided to hike the prices of tea and coffee served on trains.

The price of a 150 ml cup of tea with a tea bag and 150 ml coffee using instant coffee powder in disposable cups of 170 ml have been raised from Rs 7 to Rs 10 per cup.

Readymade standard tea will, however, continue to be sold at Rs 5 per cup, said a circular issued by the Railway Board to all zones.

The railways also decided to discontinue the practice of serving tea in pots as not many were ordering it, said an officer. The revised prices are likely to come into effect soon.

Tea in pots (285 ml), two tea bags, two sugar pouches which were priced at Rs 10 and coffee in pots (285 ml), with two instant coffee sachets and two sugar pouches priced at Rs 15, have been discontinued.

However, there will be no change in prices in Rajdhani and Shatabdi as food on these trains are prepaid.

The IRCTC, which caters to about 350 trains that have pantry cars, had earlier asked the Railway Board to approve the hike in prices.

The Board also asked zones to change the licence fee accordingly and adjust the price as per requirement.

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